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Newspapers Rip 'Imperial' Trump's National Emergency, Calling Him Biggest Threat Of All
Chicago Tribune skewers president's "act of petulance."
Jussie Smollett Is ‘Pissed Off’ After Alleged Attack
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett gave his first detailed account of the alleged hate crime against him on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
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Jussie Smollett Says He's 'Pissed Off' In First Interview Since Attack
The "Empire" actor told "Good Morning America" he's angry that some people doubt his story.
Illinois Attorney General Challenges Jason Van Dyke Sentence In Laquan McDonald Murder
Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced in January to 81 months in prison for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
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CBS Crew Tracking R. Kelly Says Car Keys Were Stolen
The TV crew said someone snatched the keys while they confronted a man in Chicago they thought was the embattled singer.
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Chicago Cubs' Muslim Fans Want Action After Team Patriarch's Islamophobic Emails
Cubs fans feel betrayed after leaked emails show billionaire Joe Ricketts knocked Islam as "a thing of evil" and Muslims as "my (our) enemy."
New Video Footage Could Shed Light On Jussie Smollett Attack
Chicago police are looking for more evidence of the alleged incident that left the "Empire" actor bruised and shaken.
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Jussie Smollett Speaks Out For The First Time Since Racist And Homophobic Attack
“Let me start by saying that I’m OK," the "Empire" actor said Friday.
Good Samaritan Helps 70 Homeless People Stay In Hotel During Polar Vortex
The group found themselves in trouble when one of about 100 donated propane tanks they were using to keep warm exploded.
Polar Blast Envelops Midwest, Strains Aging Infrastructure
By Michael Tarm & Corey Williams, AP
The Postal Service took the rare step of suspending mail delivery in many places.
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A Song Of Ice And Fire: Chicago Lights Up Train Tracks To Battle Cold
The fires along Metra's train tracks are intentional to prevent damage, according to the Chicago commuter rail agency.
Jussie Smollett Told Police His Attackers Yelled 'MAGA Country' During Assault
The "Empire" actor told Chicago police that the men who attacked him cited Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan.
Deep Freeze Envelops Midwest, Even Stops The Mail
By Blake Nicholson, AP
The bitter cold is the result of a split in the polar vortex that allowed temperatures to plunge much further south than normal.
Viral Photo Of Chicago Inmates Working In Frigid Cold Sparks Anger
The Cook County Sheriff's Office says the men were wearing "highly-insulated jumpsuits" and took warming breaks Monday while temperatures were above freezing.
How To Help Homeless People Amid The Freezing Cold Polar Vortex
Temperatures in Chicago, Milwaukee and across the Midwest are expected to drop as potentially life-threatening wind chills arrive.
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Celebrities Offer Support To 'Empire' Star Jussie Smollett After Possible Hate Crime
Chicago police say two men yelled racist and homophobic slurs at Smollett before assaulting him.
'Empire' Actor Jussie Smollett Hospitalized After Apparent Hate Crime Attack
Two men reportedly attacked the "Empire" actor after yelling "racial and homophobic slurs" at him.
Randy Rainbow Does The 'Cell Block Tango' With Donald Trump
"They had it coming."
Midwest, Northeast Brace For 'Deadly' Subzero Freeze
By By Ivan Moreno, AP
Wind chills in northern Illinois could fall to -55F degrees, which the National Weather Service called “possibly life-threatening.”
Chicago Ex-Cop Jason Van Dyke Sentenced In Laquan McDonald Murder
A judge sentenced former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke to nearly seven years for the 2014 murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Chicago Officers Found Not Guilty In Cover-Up Of Laquan McDonald Shooting
The judge said that she did not find that the three cops conspired to cover up the shooting.
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Michelin-Starred Restaurant Invites Clemson Team After Donald Trump Served Fast-Food
The co-owner of Chicago's acclaimed Alinea wants to show the national champion Tigers "what an actual celebration dinner should be."
Chicago Radio Station Refuses To Play R. Kelly After Release Of New Documentary
The Lifetime special "Surviving R. Kelly" documented the singer's long history of alleged abuse.
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Apparent Foreign Cyberattack Wreaks Havoc On U.S. Newspaper Distribution
“A disruption to our print production systems caused delays in the delivery of some of our newspapers Saturday,” Tribune Publishing Company said Saturday.
Illinois Man Accused Of Throwing Dogs Off Balcony During Fight With Wife
Jerald Jeske, a 51-year-old attorney from suburban Chicago, has been charged with felony aggravated cruelty to animals.
2 Chicago Police Officers Struck And Killed By Passing Train
The officers were investigating a report of gunshots on the city’s South Side. An individual was later taken into custody and a weapon was recovered.
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